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Honouring The Sacrifice Of The 1820 Martyrs

EDM number 485 in 2015-16, proposed by Anne McLaughlin on 17/09/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Cultural heritage and Electoral franchise.

That this House recognises the sacrifice of the 1820 martyrs, who gave their lives in the name of equality and democratic reform at a time when ordinary people were denied the vote; remembers James Wilson of Strathaven who was hanged and beheaded in Glasgow for leading the march from Strathaven to Glasgow under the banner of Scotland Free or a Desert; commemorates John Baird of Condorrat and Andrew Hardie who were executed in Stirling having led the march to the Carron Ironworks and were later reburied at Sighthill Cemetery in Glasgow; recalls Hardie's words on the scaffold that he was a martyr to the cause of truth and justice; congratulates the 1820 Society for honouring the martyrs every September in Sighthill in Glasgow; and believes Wilson, Baird and Hardie should be honoured across the UK for making the ultimate sacrifice for the democratic rights and liberties of ordinary people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Anne McLaughlin17/09/2015Glasgow North EastScottish National PartyProposed
Patricia Gibson17/09/2015North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySeconded
Gavin Newlands12/10/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry12/10/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Douglas Chapman12/10/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law12/10/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Lisa Cameron13/10/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day13/10/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
John McNally13/10/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford13/10/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins13/10/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady13/10/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
George Kerevan13/10/2015East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz13/10/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Tasmina Sheikh14/10/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty14/10/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown14/10/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry14/10/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless14/10/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan14/10/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara14/10/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell14/10/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/10/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Neil Gray20/10/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black29/10/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson15/12/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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